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Celebrate Business with the 38th Annual Business Excellence Awards!  

Nominations are open for the 2024 awards!

KAMLOOPS, BC – Get ready to shine a spotlight on the movers and shakers of our region as the Kamloops & District Chamber of Commerce, together with MNP LLP, announces the opening for nominations for the 38th Annual Business Excellence Awards. 

Spanning from the picturesque Sun Peaks to the vibrant ranches of Pritchard, the Thompson-Nicola Region boasts an array of innovators and entrepreneurs that shape the very essence of our community. In recognition of the pivotal role businesses and organizations play in fueling our economy, we’re calling on you to nominate outstanding businesses and individuals across 15 award categories. 

This prestigious awards program aims to honor the remarkable contributions of businesses and not-for-profits in Kamloops and beyond, celebrating the spirit of innovation, dedication, and success. Nominations are open from today until May 31st, inviting everyone to partake in acknowledging those who make a difference.  

Acacia Pangilinan, Executive Director of the Kamloops & District Chamber of Commerce, expresses enthusiasm for this year’s awards, “These awards are a testament to the resilience, innovation, and hard work of our business community. It’s a wonderful opportunity for us all to come together and recognize the achievements that make us proud. We look forward to seeing the nominations and celebrating all the nominees finalists and winners.” 

Any business or businessperson can be nominated – nominees do not have to be Chamber members to be included. Anyone in the community and region can nominate a business for more than 1 award. You can also make multiple nominations   

Nominate at kamloopschamber.ca, there is a button right on the home page that you can find the nomination form.   

Award list: 

  • KDCC Community Service Award 
  • Community Futures Development Corporation Thompson Country Emerging Business of the Year  
  • Community Futures Development Corporation of Central Interior First Nation Employer of the Year  
  • Rocky Mountaineer Environmental Leadership Award 
  • New Gold Excellence in Trades Award  
  • Open Door Group Inclusive Leadership Award  
  • Tk̓emlúps te Secwépemc Indigenous Business Excellence Award 
  • BCLC Innovation Award 
  • Trans Mountain Corporation Not-For-Profit of the Year 
  • Andre’s Electronic Experts Retailer of the Year 
  • Cutting Edge Consulting Group Service Provider Award 1 – 10 Staff 
  • Dearborn Ford Service Provider Award 11+ Staff 
  • Venture Kamloops Small Business of the Year 
  • Bob Gaglardi School of Business and Economics Young Entrepreneur of the Year 
  • Abbott Wealth Management Harbourfront Wealth Management Business Person of the Year  
  • FIT Financial Business of the Year 

Other sponsors: 

  • Premier Media Sponsor – Pattison Media  
  • Audio Visual Sponsor – GK Sound  
  • Nominee Breakfast Sponsor – CN Rail 
  • Finalists Announcement Sponsor – Digital Convergence 
  • Gala Experience Sponsor – RBC Royal Bank 
  • Local Media and Attendee Gift Sponsor – Castanet Kamloops 
  • Coat Check Sponsor – Kamloops Innovation

Media Contact: 

Acacia Pangilinan 

Executive Director 

Kamloops & District Chamber of Commerce 

p: 778-257-5900 e: acacia@kamloopschamber.ca 

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